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post #184 of Old 04-01-2014
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Re: safe cooking

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Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
while you guys are discussing electrical appliances on a boat, someone previously referred to microwave use on a boat. i had never considered that because i figured the the energy requirements would be too great. out of curiosity ( i wouldn't want to actually use up the extra space ), how practical is microwave use on a boat? as far as battery usage, i mean.
Microwaves can make sense on a boat. A lot more sense than an electric stove. Many boats have them. They do require an inverter though. They are not the main stove but an addition to whatever the main stove is. A microwave of say 1000 watts will use somewhere near 100 amps DC, but as it is only used for a very short period of time the total DC usage is pretty low. 5 minutes of use is about 8 amp hours.

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